Thomas Powell dies at the age of 49 |

Thomas Powell dies at the age of 49

Thomas Leroy Powell


Thomas Powell of Grand Lake Colorado died at St. Anthony Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 from a short illness at the age of 49. Tom was born in Portsmouth, Va., on Nov. 1, 1963, to Ronald and Pauline Powell. Tom married Theresa Hartz on July 2,1983, in Washingtonville, N.Y.

Tom attended Washingtonville High School and Orange Ulster Vocational Center for cooking and graduated with the class of 1982 and then attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., for one year. He worked for the Washingtonville Central School District until moving to Grand Lake in 1997. He operated Blackwater Building Supplies and then went to work for the Town of Grand Lake where he worked until the time of his passing.

Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and cooking. Tom was also an honorary member of the Monell Engine Company in Washingtonville, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years Theresa Hartz Powell, his sons Thomas J (TJ) Powell of Middletown N.Y., Ryan James Powell of Grand Lake , his mother Pauline Doherty and Stepfather John of Middletown N.Y, his brother Ronald Eugene Powell and his wife Gabi and their daughter Alex of New York City, his stepsister Peg Johnson her husband Dutch and their daughters Kelley and Courtney of Pennsylvania.

Tom was preceded in death by his stepfather John Dowd and nephew John Johnson.

Services and visitation were held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Grand County Mortuary in Hot Sulphur Springs. Memorial Donations can be made to the Volunteer Firefighters Association of America. Condolences, photos, and stories can be shared on Thomas’ Book Of Memories at

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